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The Osage Nation Sex Offender Registry Program is being developed as a collaborative effort between the Osage Nation Judiciary, Police Department, the Osage County Sheriff''s Office and the BIA.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $198,442)

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (AWA) (Pub. L. 109-248, 42 U.S.C. § 16901, et seq) authorizes the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) to administer sex offender management grants. These grants assist state, local and tribal jurisdictions in implementing and/or enhancing sex offender registration and notification programs that support compliance with Title I of the AWA, known as the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). SORNA was enacted to protect the public from convicted sex offenders and offenders against children by establishing a comprehensive national system for the registration of those offenders.

The Osage Nation will implement an effective Sex Offender Registry (SOR) through: implementing a four-month planning process to create an SOR program plan; increasing tribal capacity for SOR management and operations by assessing and enhancing existing laws, regulations and guidelines related to sex offender (SO) notification, registration, and tracking; increasing collaboration to coordinate SO notification, registration, and tracking through multi-jurisdictional strategy sessions with county, state and federal agencies; increasing tribal capacity and capability to manage SO data by upgrading, updating or acquiring new equipment and system interfaces and accompanying software; increasing the tribal community's knowledge of the SOR process by conducting informational sessions in each village, town, and/or community throughout the territorial boundaries of the Osage Nation; and increasing tribal capability to operate, manage and sustain a tribal SOR system through provision of local, regional or national training events.


Date Created: September 7, 2009